|- No. 14|
|Born: March 8th, 1976
Providence , United States
|Strikes: Right||Throws: Right|
|Debut in Major League Baseball|
|September 8, 1997 with the Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Last MLB assignment|
|September 28, 2014 at the Chicago White Sox|
(until end of career)
|Batting average||, 279|
|Runs Batted In||1,412|
|Last update: October 8, 2014|
Paul Henry Konerko (born March 5, 1976 in Providence , Rhode Island ) is a retired American baseball player . His last club were the Chicago White Sox with whom he won the 2005 World Series . He played in the position of first baseman throughout his career .
Los Angeles Dodgers and Cincinnati Reds
Konerko played from 1997 for the Albuquerque Dukes, a minor league team of the Los Angeles Dodgers. In 1997 and 1998 he had a few appearances in the MLB for the Los Angeles Dodgers. His first game in MLB was on September 8, 1997.
In 1998 Konerko was sold to the Cincinnati Reds, where it was used 26 times.
Chicago White Sox
On November 11, 1998, he moved to the Chicago White Sox.
In 2005, Konerko was selected as the MVP of the AL Championship Series , which the White Sox won with four wins and only one loss to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim . In the 7th inning of the second game of the subsequent World Series 2005 Konerko hit a Grand Slam home run to lead the White Sox 6-4. The White Sox's first ever Grand Slam in a World Series game and the 18th in MLB history.
On April 13, 2009, in the third inning of the White Sox game against the Detroit Tigers, only Jermaine Dye and the next batsman Paul Konerko hit their 300th home run. It was the first time in MLB history that two players had broken a milestone home run record in one game.
Konerko hit his 400th home run on April 25, 2012 in the game against the Oakland Athletics .
In July 2012, he was selected with three other Chicago White Sox players ( Adam Dunn , Jake Peavy and Chris Sale ) in the selection of the American League for the 83rd All Star Game . This was his 6th nomination to the All Star Team of the American League and his third consecutive nomination after 2010 and 2011.
On September 28, 2014 Konerko played for the Chicago White Sox for the last time, for which he served for 16 years. He was the last active player to join the White Sox to win the 2005 World Series .
- Player information and statistics from MLB or ESPN or Baseball Reference or Fangraphs or The Baseball Cube or Baseball Reference (Minor League) (English)
- Konerko blasts way to ALCS MVP. MLB.com, accessed October 3, 2012 .
- Konerko re-signs with White Sox All-Star first baseman inks five-year deal to remain in Chicago. MLB.com, accessed October 3, 2012 .
- The last homer, the last out at Yankee Stadium. espn.com, accessed October 3, 2012 .
- Back-to-back, Dye, Konerko reach 300. (No longer available online.) MLB.com, formerly in the original ; accessed on October 3, 2012 . ( Page no longer available , search in web archives ) Info: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- Paul Konerko of the Chicago White Sox named the American League Player of the Week. MLB.com, accessed October 3, 2012 .
- White Sox quartet proud of first-half achievements. (No longer available online.) MLB.com, formerly the original ; accessed on October 3, 2012 . ( Page no longer available , search in web archives ) Info: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Konerko, Paul Henry (full name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||American baseball player|
|DATE OF BIRTH||March 8, 1976|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Providence , Rhode Island|